Cost of Living Comparison

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Georgia is 18.4% cheaper than Massachusetts.

If you lived in Georgia instead of Massachusetts, you would:
local_dining

pay 14.7% less for restaurants

  Massachusetts help_outline Georgia help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $16.11 $13.05 -19.0%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$8.14 $7.16 -12.1%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $2.21 $1.82 -17.5%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $1.78 $1.60 -10.1%
Average -14.7%

Massachusetts vs. Georgia - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 23.6% less for groceries

  Massachusetts help_outline Georgia help_outline  
Bread
1 loaf
$2.64 $2.45 -7.2%
Local cheese (8 oz) $6.64 $4.69 -29.4%
Milk (1 gallon) $3.42 $2.89 -15.3%
Eggs
1 dozen
$2.91 $2.07 -28.9%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $4.51 $3.70 -17.9%
Apples (1 lb) $2.22 $2.06 -7.0%
Bananas (1 lb) $0.86 $0.64 -26.3%
Oranges (1 lb) $2.12 $1.32 -37.7%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $2.37 $1.59 -32.9%
Potatoes (1 lb) $1.51 $1.06 -30.1%
Onions (1 lb) $1.59 $1.17 -26.7%
Average -23.6%

Massachusetts vs. Georgia - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 8.5% less for transportation

  Massachusetts help_outline Georgia help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $2.73 $2.45 -10.2%
Monthly public transit pass $62.47 $56.04 -10.3%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $23,297.08 $23,152.22 -0.6%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $17.19 $14.98 -12.8%
Average -8.5%

Massachusetts vs. Georgia - Cost of transportation
home

pay 25.8% less for housing

  Massachusetts help_outline Georgia help_outline  
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$76.53 $68.04 -11.1%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $1,571.89 $987.25 -37.2%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $1,326.54 $819.14 -38.2%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$152.16 $126.61 -16.8%
Average -25.8%

Massachusetts vs. Georgia - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 27.6% less for childcare

  Massachusetts help_outline Georgia help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $1,153.47 $637.33 -44.7%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $19,552.78 $17,515.79 -10.4%
Average -27.6%

Massachusetts vs. Georgia - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 26.2% less for entertainment and sports

  Massachusetts help_outline Georgia help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $5.52 $3.79 -31.3%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $4.37 $4.11 -5.9%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$10.29 $5.59 -45.7%
Monthly membership at local gym $53.57 $31.53 -41.1%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $12.57 $11.68 -7.1%
Average -26.2%

Massachusetts vs. Georgia - Cost of entertainment and sports
store

pay 2.2% less for clothing

  Massachusetts help_outline Georgia help_outline  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$44.88 $46.27 +3.1%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$35.93 $37.46 +4.3%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$78.89 $75.50 -4.3%
Men's business shoes (leather) $109.93 $96.93 -11.8%
Average -2.2%

Massachusetts vs. Georgia - Cost of clothing
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